February 2022

This is what the Government have published at the current time.

From Tuesday 22nd February 

  • Routine twice-weekly asymptomatic testing for staff and pupils over the age of 11 in mainstream provision should now cease.
  • Routine twice-weekly asymptomatic testing for staff and pupils over the age of 11 in in SEND settings, alternative provision settings, and SEND units within mainstream settings should continue

From Thursday 24th February

  • You will not be legally required to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. You should stay at home if you can and avoid contact with other people. It is good public health practice to say at home if you are unwell with COVID-19 or any other respiratory illness.
  • You will not have to take daily tests or be legally required to self-isolate following contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Until 31st March

  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms you should avoid contact with others and order a PCR test. If you test positive, stay at home and avoid contact with other people.

 

What happens if my child is unwell with COVID-19 Symptoms?

-  Book a PCR test for your child and inform the school

-  There is no legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive with COVID-19, however, we are asking parents / carers to carefully consider the safety and well-being of other children and staff and therefore asking that you inform the school that your child has COVID-19 (LFT or PCR) and not come into school as they have an infectious disease.

-  The recommended period to be kept away from school is at least 5 days and then returning to school only if they feel well enough.  Please keep in contact with the school.

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